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GameChops releases it’s first compilation!

GameChops: Game music record label
GameChops: Game Music Record Label compilation now available from music.gamechops.com

GameChops is an electronic game music record label; It’s first of its kind to release licensed video game remixes. There have been many websites and other sources of great video game remixes, but no organization dedicated to legally clearing game covers and directly supporting those who make them. That is, until now.

I started GameChops back in April of 2012, intending it to be a simple netlabel. But in August of 2012, our album The Triforce of Bass hit #1 on Bandcamp, and I realized that I could do more with this idea. Thanks to the awesome guys at Joypad Records in San Francisco, we were able to start clearing licenses for our remixes with the companies that made the original games. Now, in 2013, we’re making that our mission.

By clearing the rights, it allows us to post our tracks without fear copyright complaints on major music outlets like iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. Furthermore, it allows our remixes to be used in broadcast and syndication, which is impossible prior to clearing the rights. It’s a very exciting idea for me to think about a time when a game company like Capcom or Microsoft might reach out and request a remix for use in their game. In fact, it’s already happening.

This compilation is a collection of our favorite tracks that were produced in our first year, some of them unreleased until now! I hope it can help use raise a little money to help support our operation, but mostly I’d like this comp to exhibit the versatility and scope of video game remix artists. From Ben Briggs’ incredible fun dub take on Sonic the Hedgehog, to my remix of Halo 4 featuring MegaRan, the compilation spans 20 tracks and a myriad of genres.

Titled simply “Game Music Record Label” this album contains new tracks and last year’s favorites! To say Thank You for the support we’ve seen thus far, the album will be set to “Name-Your-Price” for the first week. Please contribute what you can, all proceeds go to cover licensing and supporting GameChops.

Long live #gamemusic!

GameChops & Groupees present The Triforce Bundle, supporting Child’s Play Charity

UPDATE: Rewards and bonuses have been added! Get an unreleased Triforce of Bass track DEKU DEKU PALACE by dj-Jo!

GameChops and Groupees team up to offer you the new album, The Triforce of Bass and a chance to contribute to charity, all while gaining access to exclusive music.

Announcing the GameChops Triforce of Bass Bundle at http://groupees.com/triforce , officially launching Tuesday August 21, 2012. This digital bundle offers you the new Triforce of Bass album (MP3 & FLAC), a collection of 3 EPs that remix themes from several generations of The Legend of Zelda, as mixed by four unique DJ’s. Mykah is a DJ from Liverpool UK, bringing a tribal, moobah and drum’n’bass influences. dj-Jo is a FL Studio producer from Florida who wilds the heaviest synths and intense drum production. Dj CUTMAN and Spamtron remix and remaster their classic EP Bagu and the Riverman with DJ friendly edits with a new level of clarity in the mix.

Pay What You Want for the bundle, with no minimum, but everyone who contributes $2 or more will also get an unreleased Dj CUTMAN Zelda remix, “The Lost Bagu Beat”. A portion of all contributions to the campaign go to Child’s Play Charity, a game industry organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in their network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. If we can work together to reach our goal, all participants will get an unreleased Dj CUTMAN Chrono Trigger remix and a behind-the-scenes video into Dj CUTMAN’s Chiptune recording studio! Not to mention some really cool and unique prizes from GameChops! Check out this special opportunity at http://groupees.com/triforce